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Hildene

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Concerts, Gardens, History Museums
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens,... more » Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter. « less
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Port Jefferson Station, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My wife and I toured Hildene. In addition to the general admission price ($18), we purchased the add-on guided tour ($5). The admission included visiting the beautifully restored Sunbeam Pullman car, the farm, observatory, and a self-paced walk-through tour of Hildene. Our guided tour group was 9 people in size and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Hildene as... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

A friends recommendation to visit Hildene, the Vermont home of Robert Todd Lincoln turned out to be a view of American history not well known to my wife and myself. The only surviving son of Abraham Lincoln and the Chairman of The Pullman Corporation, developed an estate so full and rich of the transition of former slaves to serve as... More

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Western New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our visit was better than I expected it to be. Loved that many original furnishings were still there. Gardens and view were beautiful. Also loved the Pullman car.

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Phila.,Pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Beautiful grounds , goat farm , makes awesome goat cheese, Pullman car fresh flowers throughout the house

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have gone to Hildene each year when we visit Manchester in February. It is quiet, peaceful and a real find off the hub-bub of the Stratton Mountain crowd. Walk the grounds in peace!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The authenticity of the house, with its impressive focus on originality, was great. It was was easy to be transported back in time to see how the son of Abraham Lincoln and his children lived a hundred years ago. The ticket prices were excessive, given what there is to see. It seems like a good place to rent for a... More

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Boucherville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went through the house on a guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. The guide told us dozens of anecdotes about the family who occupied the house for generations - and they were quite an interesting bunch of individuals. The interior is really beautiful and wonderfully restored, with impressive wallpaper, drapery. and marvelous antiques - each with their own little... More

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I love to visit historical places like the Hildene. We were amazed with the beauty of the property. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. It was the finale of our vacation to Manchester Vermont and it was worth our time.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We attended a wedding at the Hildene and it is a beautiful facility with excellent food and staff. This is a historical site that one can visit for tours but it is also available for private events.

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New City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Lincoln Family Home was built in 1905, by Abraham Lincoln’s only child to survive to adulthood, Robert Todd Lincoln. Robert was the chairman of the Pullman Company and called this place home. The house is located in Manchester, Vermont and is well preserved and filled with Lincoln family history. The stove pipe hat that Abraham Lincoln wore is on... More

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